Body Image WorkshopSat, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Hosted by the Los Angeles Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous
Zoom Meeting ID: 871 4157 5248
Zoom Password: 128791
Click to Join URL:
Click here to find your local Dial-In Number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k4er5bnrr
For questions, reach out to Arlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact us by email at email@example.com if you would like to join us for the Twelve Step Workshop from June 3 to September 9 ~ every Wednesday for 15 weeks ~ from 6:30-8:30pm EST. This becomes a closed workshop after the Introductory session on June 3 to establish trust for this important work. This workshop is being offered solely on the Zoom platform.
We look forward to hearing from you! We are excited to offer this workshop in a new way. This is for newcomers and anyone who wants to work all 12 steps in 15 weeks.
We need your reply by Wednesday, May 27.
Special Virtual Event: The Tools Sat, May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
(3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST)
Hosted by the Los Angeles Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous
Featuring 9 Keynote Speakers – One for Each Tool of Recovery
Zoom Meeting ID: 983 1649 7897
Zoom Password: OATools
Click to Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/98316497897?pwd=MjBmT3drajAvT0hDVnN1MC8rcVpFZz09
Find your local dial-in number here: https://zoom.us/u/abF1biZFJD
Please note that Zoom’s maximum capacity is 1000 people, so log on early! This event will cap out.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rashod at (310) 592-9952
Winifred here letting you know about two upcoming OA related events!
First event: Let’s social distance together!
One of our fellows, Mardi, has graciously invited everyone who can come to Bring a Brown bag lunch for a picnic in her yard overlooking Lake Murray. There is plenty of room to spread out in the sunshine and fresh air, so distancing should not be a problem.
That is this Friday, May 15 from 12pm - 2pm
Chairs and atmosphere provided...just bring your own lunch and drink if you'd like. Her address is 229 Twin Gates Road, Irmo, South Carolina 29063.
Second Event: Sunday speaker meeting is back!
Come to the 5:30 Sunday newcomer meeting on Zoom to hear Shawn share her experience, strength and hope on steps 4 & 5. I hope we fill the screen with people to hear her compelling wisdom.
Sunday zoom link:
From Bonnie Lewsaw, Chair, Board of Trustees:
I would like to thank everyone for your participation in the 2020 World Service Business Conference (WSBC) and for allowing me the honor of serving as your chair.
Our procedures for this year have been unprecedented to say the least. This WSBC would not have been possible without a great deal of patience, determination, and trust from everyone involved. We have experienced the Principles of our Traditions and Concepts as never before.
We had 180 delegates registered from thirteen countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, USA).
We now have concluded the two critical parts of our business—the election of new trustees and the review of the literature motions.
please review the full report in your email from CMI or at https://oa.org/world-service-business-conference/ once it is uploaded by WSO
Los Angeles IG – Quarantine & Recover Virtual EventWhen: April 25, 2020
Contact: Rashod at email@example.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 920-2798-6748
View flyer here »
Region 8 is offering Zoom training TODAY. Please review their invitation flyers to learn more.
Our CMI Chair has created Zoom meetings for each group. If you have any questions about Zoom meetings, please contact DJ at 803-772-7999 or ask your group CMI rep.
Zoom has enhanced their security starting today. Please review the email they shared:
We’re always striving to deliver you a secure virtual meeting environment. Starting April 5th, we’ve chosen to enable passwords on your meetings and turn on Waiting Rooms by default as additional security enhancements to protect your privacy.
Meeting Passwords Enabled “On”
Going forward, your previously scheduled meetings (including those scheduled via your Personal Meeting ID) will have passwords enabled. If your attendees are joining via a meeting link, there will be no change to their joining experience. For attendees who join meetings by manually entering a Meeting ID, they will need to enter a password to access the meeting.
For attendees joining manually, we highly recommend re-sharing the updated meeting invitation before your workweek begins. Here’s how you can do that:
Log in to your account, visit your Meetings tab, select your upcoming meeting by name, and copy the new meeting invitation to share with your attendees. For step-by-step instructions, please watch this 2-minute video or read this FAQ.
For meetings scheduled moving forward, the meeting password can be found in the invitation. For instant meetings, the password will be displayed in the Zoom client. The password can also be found in the meeting join URL.
Virtual Waiting Room Turned on by Default
Going forward, the virtual waiting room feature will be automatically turned on by default. The Waiting Room is just like it sounds: It’s a virtual staging area that prevents people from joining a meeting until the host is ready.
How do I admit participants into my meeting?
It’s simple. As the host, once you’ve joined, you’ll begin to see the number of participants in your waiting room within the Manage Participants icon. Select Manage Participants to view the full list of participants, then, you’ll have the option to admit individually by selecting the blue Admit button or all at once with the Admit All option on the top right-hand side of your screen. For step-by-step instructions, please watch this 2-minute video.
Check out these resources to learn How to Manage Your Waiting Room and Secure Your Meetings with Virtual Waiting Rooms.
For more information on how to leverage passwords and Waiting Rooms to secure your meetings, please visit our Knowledge Center, attend a daily live demo, or visit our Blog.
Please reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check your email from CMI Documents (email@example.com) for details about the Zoom "social" TONIGHT! If you are interested in receiving these anonymity-protected emails, please click on the "Get In Touch" page of our website to sign up.
During this unprecedented time, many of us are "meeting" virtually. To support this, you can find all of the meeting updates on a new page on our website. It will list meetings that are closed and meetings that are using Zoom, along with the meeting ID. On the resources page, you will also find Zoom FAQs. If these resources do not help, please reply to this email and we will find someone who can help you.
Another thought about meeting virtually is how to keep the 7th tradition. Some ideas would be to support the Zoom subscriber (if they have a paid subscription Zoom account), support our Intergroup, Region and World Service, or to give in non-monetary ways.
Please review the 7th tradition pamphlet on the OA website:
Here are the mailing addresses for 7th tradition to our service bodies:
OA World Service
6075 Zenith Court NE
PO Box 44727
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4727
Region 8 (SOAR)
P.O. Box 242522
Little Rock, AR 72223
Central Midlands Intergroup (CMI)
c/o Barbara Edis
406 Tram RD
Columbia SC 29210
**PayPal link available at this website
Updated Thursday, March 19, 2020
All Coronavirus-affected OA meeting and event updates have been moved to their own page. Please visit each page on our website for information and help during this time.
Go to our Find A Meeting page to download an updated list of area meetings. You can also HOVER over an image of the location for meeting details and CLICK on the image to get driving directions. Large print available upon request. Click on Get In Touch to contact us.
The Tuesday 5:30pm meeting is changing locations THIS WEEK!
St. John's Episcopal Church
2827 Wheat Street
Columbia SC 29205
Meeting format: Weekly reading of Step from the new 2nd Edition of the OA 12 & 12. Use the north door (office) to enter the building. Look for signs leading you to the designated meeting room (2nd floor or basement).
You are not alone anymore!